Search results for "Octavia Spencer"


Being John Malkovich (1999) RT 93% / Audience 87%

DVD release: May 2000

Spike Jonze’s debut feature film is a love story mix of comedy and fantasy. The story is about an unsuccessful puppeteer named Craig, who one day at work finds a portal into ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Spike Jonze
CAST:  John Malkovich  •  John Cusack  •  Cameron Diaz  •  Mary Kay Place

Bad Santa (2003) RT 78% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Jun 2004

A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Terry Zwigoff
CAST:  Billy Bob Thornton  •  Tony Cox  •  Brett Kelly  •  Lauren Graham

Get on Up (2014) RT 80% / Audience 68%

DVD release: Jan 2015

A chronicle of James Brown's rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music
DIRECTION:  Tate Taylor
CAST:  Viola Davis  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  Octavia Spencer  •  Nick Eversman

Paradise (2013) RT 21% / Audience 30%

DVD release: Nov 2013

After surviving a plane crash a young conservative woman suffers a crisis of faith.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Diablo Cody
CAST:  Julianne Hough  •  Holly Hunter  •  Nick Offerman  •  Russell Brand

Snowpiercer (2013) RT 95% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Oct 2014

In a future where a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on the planet, a class system evolves aboard the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Joon-ho Bong
CAST:  Chris Evans  •  Jamie Bell  •  KangHo Song  •  John Hurt

Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy (2013) RT Audience 90%

Revisits President John F. Kennedy's presidential legacy through 21 of the more than 800,000 condolence letters written to Jackie Kennedy after JFK's assassination. Based on a ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Bill Couturié
CAST:  Anne Hathaway  •  Bérénice Bejo  •  Michelle Williams  •  Kirsten Dunst

Call Me Crazy: A Five Film (2013) RT Audience 66%

DVD release: May 2014

A psychotherapist helps a law student cope with schizophrenia in one of five interconnected tales dealing with mental illness.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Bonnie Hunt  •  Laura Dern  •  Ashley Judd  •  Bryce Dallas Howard  •  Sharon Maguire
CAST:  Brittany Snow  •  Jennifer Hudson  •  Melissa Leo  •  Mitch Rouse

Lost on Purpose (2013) RT Audience 64%

DVD release: Nov 2013

Our story takes place in the fertile, San Joaquin Valley. Fueled by gin and sheer determination, Elizabeth James (Ms. Liz) operates her third generation dairy farm outside the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Ian Nelms  •  Eshom Nelms
CAST:  Jane Kaczmarek  •  C. Thomas Howell  •  James Lafferty  •  Aaron Hill

Fruitvale Station (2013) RT 94% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Jan 2014

The true story of Oscar, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Ryan Coogler
CAST:  Michael B. Jordan  •  Octavia Spencer  •  Melonie Diaz  •  Ahna O'Reilly

Smashed (2012) RT 84% / Audience 68%

DVD release: Mar 2013

Kate and Charlie like to have a good time. Their marriage thrives on a shared fondness for music, laughter… and getting smashed. When Kate’s partying spirals into hard-core ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  James Ponsoldt
CAST:  Mary Elizabeth Winstead  •  Aaron Paul  •  Octavia Spencer  •  Nick Offerman




The Help (2011) RT 75% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Dec 2011

Aibileen Clark is a middle-aged African-American maid who has spent her life raising white children and has recently lost her only son; Minny Jackson is an African-American ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Tate Taylor
CAST:  Emma Stone  •  Viola Davis  •  Octavia Spencer  •  Bryce Dallas Howard

Flypaper (2011) RT 17% / Audience 42%

DVD release: Nov 2011

A man caught in the middle of two simultaneous robberies at a bank desperately tries to protect the teller with whom he's secretly in love.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Rob Minkoff
CAST:  Patrick Dempsey  •  Ashley Judd  •  Tim Blake Nelson  •  Adrian Martinez

Dinner for Schmucks (2010) RT 42% / Audience 42%

DVD release: Jan 2011

Rising executive Tim Wagner works for a boss who hosts a monthly dinner in which the guest who brings the biggest buffoon gets a career-boost. Tim plans on not attending until ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Jay Roach
CAST:  Steve Carell  •  Paul Rudd  •  Stephanie Szostak  •  Jemaine Clement

Drag Me to Hell (2009) RT 92% / Audience 62%

DVD release: Oct 2009

After denying a woman the extension she needs to keep her home, loan officer Christine Brown sees her once-promising life take a startling turn for the worse. Christine is ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Sam Raimi
CAST:  Alison Lohman  •  Justin Long  •  Lorna Raver  •  Dileep Rao

Herpes Boy (2009) RT Audience 17%

A social outcast with a facial birthmark finds his world flipped upside down after he posts videos of his quirky life onto the Internet and becomes an unwilling cyber-celebrity.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Nathaniel Atcheson
CAST:  Byron Lane  •  Ahna O'Reilly  •  Beth Grant  •  Zack Silva

Pretty Ugly People (2009) RT Audience 26%

DVD release: Jan 2010

The grass might not be as green as one might think on the other side of obesity. Pretty Ugly People takes a wickedly comedic look at body image, self-loathing and sex within a ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Tate Taylor
CAST:  Missi Pyle  •  Melissa McCarthy  •  Josh Hopkins  •  Octavia Spencer

Love at First Hiccup (2009)

A high school romantic comedy about freshman Victor who has contracted a case of Anya-itis, (acute and incurable love passion for high school senior Anja.) And why shouldn't he?  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Barbara Topsøe-Rothenborg
CAST:  Devon Werkheiser  •  Scout Taylor-Compton  •  Tania Verafield  •  Ken Luckey

Seven Pounds (2008) RT 27% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Mar 2009

An IRS agent with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Gabriele Muccino
CAST:  Will Smith  •  Rosario Dawson  •  Sarah Jane Morris  •  Woody Harrelson

The Spleenectomy (2008)

After passionately auditioning for a role in a local community theater production, Judy is cast aside by a pretentious theater director. Lucky for her, she gets another ...  (more)

GENRES: 
DIRECTION:  Kirsten Smith
CAST:  Anna Faris  •  Larry Miller  •  Octavia Spencer  •  Ron Livingston

The Nines (2007) RT 65% / Audience 62%

DVD release: Jan 2008

A troubled actor, a television show runner, and an acclaimed videogame designer find their lives intertwining in mysterious and unsettling ways.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Fantasy • Mystery • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John August
CAST:  Ryan Reynolds  •  Melissa McCarthy  •  Hope Davis  •  Elle Fanning